JB app to remove Photo Stream Photos?

Armeniandave

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This is a nice feature of 5.1 but obviously many of us do not want to
lose our JB. Does anyone know of an app that can do this?
 

Armeniandave

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That's true but in 5.1 you still initiate the photo deletion from the phone.

Hopefully this will make a JB tweak easy to write. Only question is if the servers look to see if your on 5.1, but that is probably easy to trick also.
 

heyyitzmelissa

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Jan 17, 2012
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You can delete them in iFile. There is a DCIM folder for PhotoStream. I saw it myself but didn't delete any so I'm not sure if they would be automatically redownloaded again after you delete them.
 

rick snagwell

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You can delete them in iFile. There is a DCIM folder for PhotoStream. I saw it myself but didn't delete any so I'm not sure if they would be automatically redownloaded again after you delete them.
i would NOT recommend this. and i tried this just by curiosity the other day, and rebooted. was in a safe mode boot loop. unable to do anything. had to connect to TU, and throw into DFU. then recboot to exit recovery, then all was fine. the png's were back as well.
 

heyyitzmelissa

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i would NOT recommend this. and i tried this just by curiosity the other day, and rebooted. was in a safe mode boot loop. unable to do anything. had to connect to TU, and throw into DFU. then recboot to exit recovery, then all was fine. the png's were back as well.
I yearned for deleting individual pictures so when I saw that, I was tempted. But I stopped myself because it seemed...too good and easy to be true...so I didn't go through with it. Intuition
 

maturola

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i would NOT recommend this. and i tried this just by curiosity the other day, and rebooted. was in a safe mode boot loop. unable to do anything. had to connect to TU, and throw into DFU. then recboot to exit recovery, then all was fine. the png's were back as well.
That is correct, Deleting anything with iFile is NOT recommended at any point, while those photo files are there, they are linked to a database entry, if you erase the source file you will cause an issue, generating an error that iOS is not build to handel (since you are not suppose to have access to those files) that is the same for Game saves, Contants, Apps, etc.
 

rick snagwell

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That is correct, Deleting anything with iFile is NOT recommended at any point, while those photo files are there, they are linked to a database entry, if you erase the source file you will cause an issue, generating an error that iOS is not build to handel (since you are not suppose to have access to those files) that is the same for Game saves, Contants, Apps, etc.
i ssh'd them. either way...what you said makes sense.
 

thelatinist

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Hopefully something can be done -- though my gut tells me that it won't be possible to reverse engineer the 5.1 photos app without a 5.1 jailbreak. But that's really the only 5.1 feature I really want.
 

maturola

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Hopefully something can be done -- though my gut tells me that it won't be possible to reverse engineer the 5.1 photos app without a 5.1 jailbreak. But that's really the only 5.1 feature I really want.
Based on how Apple had done iCloud, and such a services, it will be a simple API to the server that it is not currently available. Once they add it I don't see any limitation for another app to call this API, but then again i could be totally wrong and they can do some voodoo to avoid it.
 
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